Today a dear friend, father figure, and mentor passed away-- and I am bereft for the family; whom I adore.
He was an incredible, stellar human being in so very many ways... and loved and respected by all.
Reflecting on the passing of my own father just a few years ago... I empathize... and understand their grief...
all the while, having some relief that the suffering and pain of their loved one... is finally at peace.
And not unlike the season's... he was glorious and full of color and bloom right up until the very end...
and now, we must prepare for a quiet, restful time ... until we see him again.
And we will ❤